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September 2017

Portland Young Willamette Writers Kickoff!

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Let's kick off the new school year! On September 5, the Young Willamette Writers will gather to kickoff a new school year. Fresh off the inspiring Willamette Writers Conference, we'll debrief a little about our experience, then do some impromptu fantastical storytelling in groups and on paper. We'll also have a chance to look ahead…

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Eugene Meeting: “The Nitty-Gritty of Self-Publishing” with Valerie Ihsan

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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The Nitty-Gritty of Self-Publishing Author Valerie Ihsan of Willow Bench Books discusses why indie publishing is an exciting, lucrative, and viable option to traditional publishing; what you need to know before starting the process; and what to consider while making important decisions. The details that you might not think of before clicking “Submit” can be…

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Newport: Meeting with Novelist Janet Fisher

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OREGON TRAIL NOVELIST VISITS WILLAMETTE WRITERS Janet Fisher, author of two historical novels based on settlers coming west via the Oregon Trail, will discuss the process of writing and publishing her books at the Sept. 17 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Chapter. The free presentation takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport…

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Salem Meeting: “What Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters” with Cynthia Whitcomb

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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On Wednesday, September 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Cynthia Whitcomb will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE. A few of the many things novelists can learn from screenwriters are Three Act Structure, Subplots, Dialogue, How to Combine Right Brain and Left…

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Corvallis: Summer Reading

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Summer Reading! You wrote it... You sweated over it... Now read it aloud! at Willamette Writers on the River’s Spring Reading Sign up to read your own work to a live audience! Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Alison Hall Corvallis, OR Use 9th St. Parking Lot Entrance…

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October 2017

Rosanne Parry on Navigating the Retail Side of the Book Business

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tsunami Books Eugene, OR 97405 United States + Google Map

“How Do Books Get to the Bookstores: Navigating the retail side of the book business” Congratulations! You've finished writing your book, now to sell it. Rosanne Parry, author of three award winning novels, gives an in-depth look on how to penetrate the market of bookstore sales. Learn how your book gets from publisher to bookstore…

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Web Publishing & Social Media – Lorelle VanFossen

“Standards, Integration, and Publishing (oh my!)” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free for members, $10 for visitors Start your journey into the art of online presence, and learn how to use social media to your advantage! Expert writer and blogger Lorelle VanFossen will share her tips and tricks on the basics of understanding web standards,…

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Newport: Oregon Coast Chapter Meeting

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Bill Kenower

Fearless Writing with William Kenower William Kenower, author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with Confidence, will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 15 meeting of the coast branch of Willamette Writers. His talk will include advice on how to banish doubt and writers block and unleash the powerful writer within.…

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Salem Meeting: “How to Write Humor” with Sarina Dorie

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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On Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Sarina Dorie will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE. Learn how to identify and break down humor. We will practice juxtaposing words to create funny lists, use the element of surprise to tickle…

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Learning to Read Like a Writer Presented by Benjamin Gorman

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers on the River Corvallis, OR 97333 United States + Google Map

In this talk, Benjamin Gorman, a novelist and a creative writing teacher, explains why writers need to read as writers and not like casual readers. Benjamin will show how doing so will benefit your writing and offer opportunities to practice. If you enjoy writing and enjoy reading, learning to put the two together should be…

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